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High-Speed Complete Packaging Line for Bar Products

PMI KYOTO’s global experience with high-speed handling of flow-wrapped bar products is second-to-none. From post-wrapper collation to robotic carton infeed loading and all the way through case packing, PMI KYOTO’s complete end-of-line bar packaging systems provide complete control and efficient packaging of your products. A single controller operates the entire system, ensuring seamless operation and unmatched performance. 

Here are some of the bar line products that the PMI KYOTO complete end-of-line system can handle:

    • Candy bars
    • Protein and granola bars
    • Frozen ice cream sandwiches
    • Pet food bars
    • And more...

Smart Control Conveyors Provide Proper Spacing

Timing and efficient product infeed is critical when it comes to the success of a packaging system. Depending on the speed and output of a flow-wrapper, wrapped bar products can be presented too close together or too far apart, making collation and loading difficult. This ultimately can cause bottlenecks and inefficiencies for secondary packaging. PMI KYOTO’s smart control conveyors properly space out and prepare bar products for collation.

A High-Speed, Smart Turret Feeder Handles Collation

It’s not always easy turning or rotating products 90 degrees at high speeds. This can be done with conveyors but if not designed properly, this can also cause bottlenecks. For more precise placement and accuracy, PMI KYOTO’s smart turret feeder prepares and orientates various bar products at high speed. The turret rotates at high speed while picking products and placing them into a collation conveyor. This is a highly efficient and accurate method to prepare the bar products to enter the cartoning section of the system.

Vision-Guided Robots Load the Carton Infeed

Now that products are properly orientated, a high-speed delta robot efficiently loads the wrapped bars into the carton infeed conveyor. The vision-guided robots gently pick bars up three at a time and accurately load into the conveyor. This action now successfully converts the products from intermittent motion collation to the continuous motion carton infeed.

A High-Speed, All-Servo Cartoner Efficiently Packs Bars

PMI KYOTO’s continuous motion horizontal cartoner gently loads bar products into cartons at high-speeds, with accuracy and efficiency. Whether you need to load a single bar into a carton or collate multiple bars for retail ready display, PMI offers the ultimate cartoning flexibility. Changeovers are simple, with the touch of a button on the HMI and simple, no-tool carton pockets. Other features of PMI KYOTO’s horizontal cartoner for bar products include:

    • Accurate, rotary carton placer with pre-break
    • Articulating product buckets with articulating pusher heads for gentle loading
    • Efficient flap closing and sealing via a Nordson gluing system
    • Allen-Bradley ControlLogix PLC and HMI

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Complete the Package with a Servo-Driven Case Packer

Add a PMI KYOTO case packer to the end of your bar line to complete the final package. Depending on your final case needs, PMI will develop a custom product handling solution to get your cartons into a case efficiently and accurately. From servo-driven design, to a powered case magazine, case forming with pre-break and adjustable spindles for quick changeovers, PMI KYOTO case packers are optimized for end-of-line efficiency. Several configurations are available. 

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